Tony Romo of CBS Sports even thinks the job is going to be his.
During a Tuesday night appearance on The Zach Gelb Show on CBS Radio, Romo was asked if he thinks the Steelers will go with Trubisky or rookie Kenny Pickett to open the 2022 season.
“I think you’ll see Trubisky start. I mean, like, once you’ve been in the league for a while, you have such an advantage over someone else coming in learning a system.
I mean, it’s really hard for a youngster to learn. When you have a guy who’s been in the league for three or four years, I mean, he has a very big advantage on just terminology, communication in the huddle, just overall. That’ll be tough, I think, to start by that point. But [it] doesn’t mean that he can’t later on,” Romo said, via Steelers Depot.
“Well, I think Pittsburgh’s a great franchise,” Romo started. “They’ve always shown the ability to win. I mean this Mike Tomlin now; he’s gone how many years without a losing season? Has he had one losing [season]?
I don’t even know the stat. But it’s like in 20 years he may not have a losing season or only one. I mean, it’s crazy. And I know Big Ben was there for a long time, but I do think coach Tomlin always figures out a way. I mean, even the year Ben went down, still got to like .500 or better. I mean that’s insane, and he’ll figure it out.”
The 27-year-old was the clear favorite for the starting job when he signed a two-year contract with Pittsburgh in mid-March. Trubisky said that he is preparing himself to be the starting quarterback next season.
“I’m preparing to be the starter,” Trubisky said, via the team’s Youtube. “I feel like no matter what position you’re in, that’s what you should prepare like. So we’re all pushing each other, we’re all competing every day. Like you said, I wouldn’t read too much into [taking first-team snaps]. But I’m getting a lot of good reps. I feel really comfortable in the offense. So I like where we’re at right now. I feel very confident.”
Trubisky appeared in 10 games with the Bears in 2020 and completed 199 of 297 passes for 2,055 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions while rushing 33 times for 195 yards and a score.
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